Today I am going to finalise my portfolio and get all of the text into it. I want it to reflect some of my work over the years of studying that I am most proud of and that reflects me as a designer. But mainly, I would like to include work from this year as this is my final year and the year where I feel I am most developed as a designer. I have also really enjoyed and am still enjoying the projects I have worked on and that I am currently working on, as well as being able to show some of the work I have done outside of my coursework.
I need to make sure that any imagery I use is appropriate and visible, that the file size is not too large and that the descriptions are explanatory without being patronising and too simplistic. What I need to understand is that sometimes I will have to send my portfolio out without me being there and that whoever is viewing the work needs to understand it quickly through the images and the text is simply to back up what the work is showing and to provide a brief insight into the work.
At this point I am actually excited to be creating a portfolio as up until now, I have made PDFs of my work but have never had a portfolio that has photographed work in it. I feel that be having the photographs, the work is able to be seen as it should be, rather than presenting someone with the flat images as they appear on my computer screen. It means that I can show how my work can be show in a real-life situation and not just on screen as this can be repetitive and also does not communicate the design and what I am trying to express through the poster/packaging/restaurant/flyer/ticket design.
As manager for Graphic Design, Level 3 Degree show, I have been working with my class to sort out the roles for the degree show team.
I thought it was important to make sure that everyone was involved in some aspect, whether this is in a managing role or as a member of that team, so I’m really happy that everyone has been able to find a place to work on the team. I hope we are able to make a really brilliant degree show and lot of industry professionals are able to come and see our final show and see the work we have produced for it. I’m really excited about all the discussions all the teams have been having, especially being the Marketing Director, I get to be a part of the overall management team for the entire show (the whole of Ravensbourne is working together to produce a collaborative degree show across all of the courses) and work with all of the courses.
I have started writing out my business plan and planning out who I need to send emails to.
I keep finding it difficult when coming up with an idea to not stop it in its tracks or lose hope with it. I am really inspired by this project idea, I really hope it becomes a success.
Through writing the business plan for this project, I hope that I can develop this skill for when it comes to me wanting to write my business plan for the future with a ‘real’ business and not one that is for a project. Obviously it will be a lot more real, but I hope that this project can provide me with some grounding and insight into creating a business as this is what I intend to do with my career path.
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This year is my first day of my final year of studying BA Graphic Design at Ravensbourne. It is also the first year of being in the new building!
So far, so good with the course: Dissertation in in 8 weeks, Competition briefs have been downloaded and lots of other units to do (which seem hard work, but they are part of the degree, so the credits are important!)
The building is going to take some getting used to… there seem to be quite a few problems with the technology, but the internet works!!!